Thursday, July 21, 2005

Maori potato, Solanum tuberosum var. urenika.



This variety has been grown in Aotearoa/New Zealand for 200 years, A South American vege arriving courtesy of European explorers, now labelled a 'Maori spud' and featuring in any number of promotional ventures. The name translates as 'Black penis'; the variety is called 'Tutaekuri' by others, which tranlsates as 'Dog Shit' (and one would hazard a guess that this is the more accurate description...).
Simon Lambert

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